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Sadaharu Oh, chairman of the SoftBank Hawks, has expressed frustration over his team's third-place finish in the Pacific League
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 28, 2023
Oh vows return to top of Japanese baseball for Hawks
For the third consecutive year, the once-dominant Hawks did not win the league title or advance to the Japan Series.
Akina Shu has visited around 50 countries as a speaker and ambassador on the digital nomad lifestyle since 2020.
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Nov 27, 2023
Japan is enticing for digital nomads, but visa hurdles remain
While the country does not offer a digital nomad visa, the government is working on introducing one sometime in 2024.
Police examine the scene where a car veered into a group of pedestrians in Umi, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Tuesday.
Nov 21, 2023
Nine injured after car plows into pedestrians in Fukuoka Prefecture
The injured included a high school student who was knocked temporarily unconscious and the vehicle's driver.
Avispa Fukuoka celebrated winning the Levain Cup on Saturday after defeating Urawa Reds 2-1 at Tokyo's National Stadium.
Nov 7, 2023
Fukuoka to play charity game against Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk
Newly crowned J. League YBC Levain Cup football champions Avispa Fukuoka will play a charity match against Ukrainian powerhouse Shakhtar Donetsk at Tokyo's National Stadium on Dec. 18, the Japanese club has said.
Daiki Miya celebrates after scoring Avispa Fukuoka's second goal of the Levain Cup final on Saturday in Tokyo.
SOCCER / J. League
Nov 4, 2023
Avispa tops Urawa in Levain Cup final for first major title
Attacker Kazuya Konno was the architect of both their goals in front of a sold-out crowd of 61,683 at Tokyo's National Stadium.
Softbank Hawks new manager Hiroki Kokubo (left) shakes hands with club chairman Sadaharu Oh in Fukuoka on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 23, 2023
New skipper Kokubo aims to take Hawks back to summit
A former star slugger for the Fukuoka-based Hawks, 52-year-old Hiroki Kokubo has been promoted from managing their farm team.
Hiroki Kokubo has managed the Hawks' farm team since 2022.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 22, 2023
Hiroki Kokubo promoted from farm team post to manage Hawks
SoftBank finished the regular season third this year and lost the best-of-three PL Climax Series first round against the second-place Marines.
Lotte celebrates after its come-from-behind win over the Hawks to win the first stage of the Climax Series in Chiba on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 17, 2023
Marines advance to PLCS final stage with walk-off win
The Marines will face the first-place Orix Buffaloes in the best-of-seven final stage beginning Wednesday at Kyocera Dome Osaka.
Urawa Reds' Alexander Scholz scores his second goal from the penalty spot against Yokohama F Marinos in the second leg of their Levain Cup semifinal at Saitama Stadium on Sunday.
Oct 16, 2023
Urawa and Fukuoka reach Levain Cup final
The final is scheduled for Nov. 4 at Tokyo's National Stadium.
Hawks starter Kohei Arihara pitches against the Marines in Game 2 during the first stage of the Pacific League Climax Series at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 15, 2023
Hawks bounce back to even series against Marines
Kohei Arihara threw six innings of one-run ball and the Hawks backed him up with a few timely hits to extend their season.
The Marines' Roki Sasaki pitches against the Hawks in Game 1 of the PLCS First Stage at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba on Saturday.
Oct 14, 2023
Marines too much for Hawks in Game 1 of Climax Series
The Marines can advance to the final stage against the PL champion Orix Buffaloes with a victory.
The BayStars' Shugo Maki addresses the crowd after the team's final home game of the regular season.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Oct 13, 2023
Third-place squads face long road to Japan Series
Only two teams have reached the Japan Series after finishing the regular season in third place.
Students from Kyushu Sangyo University hold their paintings alongside three atomic bomb survivors whom they spoke with in a bid to depict hibakusha experiences on canvas, in Fukuoka in July.
JAPAN / History
Oct 10, 2023
A-bomb survivors' experiences told through student art project
A-bomb survivors in Fukuoka reached out to Kyushu Sangyo University and asked art students there to create paintings to be used during talks.
Orix pitcher Ryuhei Sotani (center) celebrates his first professional win, against the Hawks, at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 10, 2023
Buffaloes rookie Ryuhei Sotani earns first pro win against Hawks
The 22-year-old outdueled former Texas Rangers starter Kohei Arihara at Kyocera Dome Osaka in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Reysol's Sachiro Toshima (center) celebrates after scoring the team's opening goal against Kumamoto in their Emperor's Cup semifinal in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Sunday.
Oct 8, 2023
Reysol books Emperor's Cup final showdown with Frontale
The 2012 and 2020 champions defeated two Kyushu clubs in their respective semifinals.
Hawks pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada (right) celebrates after picking up the win against the Eagles in Fukuoka on Tuesday.
Oct 4, 2023
Veteran Tsuyoshi Wada leads Hawks past Eagles to brink of playoffs
The loss leaves the Eagles a half-game back from the third and final playoff berth.
Hawks starter Tomohisa Ozeki pitches against the Eagles at Fukuoka's PayPay Dome on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 3, 2023
Tomohisa Ozeki tosses five-plus shutout innings as Hawks blank Eagles
SoftBank and Rakuten are both fighting for spots in the Pacific League's Climax Series.
Students from Yanagawa High School and its Thai-affiliated junior high school pose for a photo during an exchange event in August.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Oct 2, 2023
Pioneering Thai-Japanese school aims to nurture global minds
Yanagawa Junior High School Thailand is affiliated with a school in Fukuoka Prefecture.
SoftBank's Yuki Nakamura ties the game with a ninth-inning home run against the Fighters in Fukuoka on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 1, 2023
Yuki Yanagita and Akira Nakamura homers lift Hawks past Fighters
In the Central League, the Hiroshima Carp remained one game ahead of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in the battle for their league's second seed.
Buffaloes pitcher Sachiya Yamasaki (left), who earned his 10th win of the season, and catcher Kenya Wakatsuki pose after their game against the Hawks in Osaka on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 28, 2023
Sachiya Yamasaki pitches Buffaloes to victory over Hawks
Sachiya Yamasaki struck out five without issuing a walk for the Buffaloes, who recently clinched their third straight PL pennant.


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